Local Senators Don’t Vote For North Carolina Native AG Candidate Loretta Lynch

The North Carolina NAACP is reacting to a decision by the two North Carolina U.S. Senators to not support Loretta Lynch as the country’s new attorney general.

Lynch, who grew up in Greensboro, N.C. and went to high school in Durham, was recently grilled by senators on Capitol Hill.

Her responses apparently did not persuade both Republican Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis.

Both said her recent comments against North Carolina’s voter ID law, which is being challenged in court, would show she would play politics and pursue “frivolous lawsuits against the state.”

Leaders with the N.C. NAACP said Lynch was more than qualified for the job and the senators’ opposition is regressive.

“They are actively lobbying against the candidacy of Loretta Lynch,” NC NAACP President Rev. William Barber said.

“…(W)hy are you attacking a daughter of North Carolina who has done everything right to come to this place?” asked Barber.

Lynch does have Republican support from two other senators.

Her nomination was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee, but it’s unclear when the full Senate will take up the vote.

Attempted Bombing At NAACP Building In Colorado

According to the LA Times, a homemade explosive blew up on Tuesday outside the Colorado Springs, Colorado, chapter of the NAACP. The FBI has called it a deliberate incident.

The chapter’s offices, as well as Mr. G’s Hair Design Studios barber shop located inside the building, sustained minor damage from the explosion. No deaths or injuries have been reported.

Witnesses reported hearing a “loud boom” around 10:45 a.m. local time. “There was smoke everywhere, the building on the side was burnt,” one onlooker told local television station KDVR. The Los Angeles Times reports an improvised bomb appears to have been positioned against the outside wall of the building on South El Paso Street.

According to the FBI, it was set right next to a gasoline can, which didn’t burst during the explosion.

More:

http://www.newsweek.com/naacp-chapter-bombing-colorado-springs-deliberate-says-fbi-297399